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Pacific in the Press | Jan. 10, 2017

Jan 10, 2017

quote of the week:We are anxious to give (scholarships) out.  - Pamela Eibeck, The Sacramento Bee, Dec. 27, 2016

Here are examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:

Summaries

The Sacramento Bee
No federal money for Oak Park, but promises remain
Dec. 27, 2016
President Pamela Eibeck was quoted in an article about the continuing effort to provide scholarships and other services to the students who live in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento. Despite the lack of federal funding, some of the organizations that made a commitment to participate in these efforts have already made good on promises.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article123200434.html

San Francisco Chronicle
Top 10 stories from a historic year in Bay Area and California
Dec. 30, 2016
Anthony Kennedy, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and past professor of law at McGeorge, was credited with writing the majority opinion of the court's marriage equality decision in the San Francisco Chronicle's top stories of the year.
Read more: http://www.sfchronicle.com/drought/article/Top-10-stories-from-a-historic-year-in-Bay-Area-6728865.php#photo-8251876

Yale Environment 360
The Legacy of the Man Who Changed Our View of Nature
Dec. 21, 2016
Andrea Wulf, biographer of the 19th-century Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt who greatly influenced John Muir, is interviewed for the online version of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies publication. Wulf used the John Muir Papers housed in the Holt-Atherton Special Collections in her research of Humboldt because Muir was a big fan of Humboldt. Wulf tells Yale Environment 360 that Muir "read Humboldt's books with pencil in hand, and amazingly these books still exist at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, so we can look at Muir's library, at his copies of Humboldt's books. They are heavily underlined. It's almost like listening to Muir having a conversation with Humboldt. And we can see through this how much he was influenced by Humboldt in his ecological thinking."
Read more: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/legacy_of_the_man_who_change_our_view_of_nature_alexander_von_humboldt_andrea_wulf/3066/

KCRA3 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
UOP experiment leads to out-of-this-world discoveries
Dec. 19, 2016
Former astronaut José Hernández '85 was interviewed about an effort that allows students from Pacific and a Mexican university to develop a small satellite, launch it into the atmosphere and then download the data. Hernández, a Pacific alumnus and former Pacific Regent, told KCRA that the plan is to eventually develop the satellite to be launched by astronauts at the International Space Station for a nine-month orbit.
View the story: http://www.kcra.com/article/uop-experiment-leads-to-out-of-this-world-discoveries/8516767

KCRA3 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto)
Active-shooter training hits close to home for Stockton cop: Officers practice for active shooter at UOP
Jan. 4, 2017
Pacific welcomed area first responders for a training exercise on what to do in the event of an active shooter. Nearly 200 volunteers and first responders from Pacific's Department of Public Safety, Stockton Police Department, Stockton Unified School District Police Department, San Joaquin Delta College Police Department, Stockton Fire Department and American Medical Response participated in the two-hour exercise at DeRosa University Center. One of the SUSD police sergeants was a victim of the Jan. 17, 1989, schoolyard shooting at Cleveland Elementary School a few blocks from the Pacific campus.
View the story: http://www.kcra.com/article/active-shooter-training-hits-close-to-home-for-stockton-cop/8563985
CBS 13, ABC 10 and The Record also covered the event:
University of the Pacific Performance Active Shooter DrillCBS 13 
Jan. 4, 2017
View the story: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=ea85f89d-5623-4b95-aff6-750ffdcd265d
Active shooter drillABC 10
Jan. 4, 2017
View the story: http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=4bc82ef0-7544-4575-ba53-1c0a017685a8
Police train for active shooter crisis, The Record
Jan. 4, 2017 (Published in print on Jan. 5, 2017; A link to The Record's story was shared in the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators email newsletter. IACLEA has more than 3,200 members representing about 1,175 colleges in 10 countries.)
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20170104/police-train-for-active-shooter-crisis

The Record
Economic outlook: solid, but not great
Jan. 5, 2017
Jeff Michael, director of Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research, was a highlighted speaker at the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's annual Business Forecast Conference held this year at Pacific. Michael told conference attendees that the economy was solid, but not great for the coming year or so. The average wage is up, Michael said, but that job growth is likely to slow in the coming year. He also said President-elect Donald Trump's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act could have devastating impacts to the area health care industry. "Obamacare has been a big boost to the local economy in Central California," Michael said. "Repealing it could be very costly. We don't know how it will play out exactly, but it is something that is a big risk locally."
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20170105/economic-outlook-solid-but-not-great
The Central Valley Business Journal also covered the conference: http://cvbj.biz/2017/01/06/business-forecast-economy-still-growing-slower-trump-presents-unknowns/

The Record
Fitzgerald: Why KCRA 3 'went dark' on DirecTV
Jan. 5, 2017
The dispute between DirecTV and Hearst Television is hitting close to home for some television viewers. KCRA 3 is a Hearst station and DirecTV subscribers as of Jan. 1 were unable to view programming by the Sacramento-based station. Graham Carpenter, assistant professor of media studies, was able to provide context, insight and background for The Record's metro columnist Michael Fitzgerald.
Read more: http://www.recordnet.com/news/20170105/fitzgerald-why-kcra-3-went-dark-on-directv

Thrive Global
What's Next for Obamacare?
Jan. 5, 2017
Peter Hilsenrath, professor of economics and Joseph M. Long Chair of Healthcare Management, wrote an Op-Ed piece for Thrive Global, a science-based well-being and performance news website founded by Arianna Huffington, on the likely outcomes for the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare." Changes by Republicans likely "will alter the course of health sector development but the landmark nature of Obama's achievement will endure."
Read more: https://journal.thriveglobal.com/whats-next-for-obamacare-718da0245b88#.fupsva965
Hilsenrath was also recently profiled by the American College of Healthcare Executives: http://ache-cahl.org/bio.php?n=2667

California Political Review
LA may have to pay 90% of the cost for governor's Delta tunnels
Jan. 6, 2017
An economic analysis by Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, of the California WaterFix, or Delta Tunnels, project was referenced in an article about the projected impact of the State Water Project on Central Valley and Los Angeles residents.
Read more: http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/la-may-have-to-pay-90-of-the-cost-for-governors-delta-tunnels/

Daily Kos
Obama Administration Orders Speedy Completion of Delta Tunnels Plan
Jan. 4, 2017
Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, was quoted in an article about an order from the Obama administration to complete Gov. Jerry Brown's California WaterFix project. Michael's financial analysis of the Delta Tunnels proposal was referenced in the story. Daily Kos is a political blog that received 18.5 million visitors in November 2016.
Read more: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/01/04/1617055/-Interior-Secretary-Orders-Completion-of-Delta-Tunnels-Process-In-Timely-Manner

East Bay Times
Oakland: Mayor Schaaf names new director of public safety
Jan. 3, 2017
A 2005 graduate of Pacific's McGeorge School of law was tapped to be Oakland's director of public safety. Venus Johnson, an Oakland native and former adviser to Kamala Harris, will advise Oakland's Mayor Libby Schaaf and work with law enforcement agencies and community groups on crime prevention initiatives. Johnson began her career in 2006 as a prosecutor for Alameda County and in 2014 joined the state Attorney General's Office. Most recently, she was a senior legal and policy adviser to Harris. The story of Johnson's appointment was published and broadcast throughout the Bay Area.
Read more: http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/01/03/oakland-mayor-schaaf-names-new-director-of-public-safety/
NBC Bay Area includes Johnson's appointment in the text of the story announcing the next Oakland Police Department chief. Read more: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Oaklands-Top-Posts-Held-by-Women-New-Police-Chief-Public-Safety-Director-409659835.html

Capitol Weekly
Capitol action, by the numbers
Jan. 2, 2017
Chris Micheli, adjunct professor of law, takes a look at the number of bills that the California Legislature has introduced each year and the rate that current and past governors have vetoed bills.
Read more: http://capitolweekly.net/legislative-action-california-numbers/

The Modesto Bee
Judge slams DA's Office mistakes in Carson case as 'totally unacceptable'
Dec. 23, 2016
Michael Vitiello, distinguished professor of law, comments on the unusual length of the preliminary hearing of a murder case in Stanislaus County.
Read more: http://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/article122770744.html

Capitol Weekly
Under the radar: engrossing and enrolling
Dec. 23, 2016
Chris Micheli, adjunct professor of law, details two little known procedures known as engrossing and enrolling. Although they "take place outside the view of the public or curious journalists," these procedures are "an important part of the legislative process."
Read more: http://capitolweekly.net/engrossing-enrolling-legislature-capitol-process/

Central Valley Business Journal
What's your personal definition of success?
Jan. 6, 2017
Peter Johnson, director of the Institute for Family Business and the Westgate Center for Leadership and Management Development, explains the importance of setting goals in order to clearly define success.
Read more: http://cvbj.biz/2017/01/26/whats-personal-definition-success/

Ottawa Magazine (Canada)
Is food art? As chefs dazzle our senses, a new definition of art is needed
Dec. 19, 2016
Ken Albala, professor of history and chair of Food Studies, is quoted in an article that explores the idea of food as an art form. Albala's lecture "Is Food Art?" is referenced in the story.
Read more: http://ottawamagazine.com/eating-and-drinking/is-food-art-as-chefs-dazzle-our-senses-a-new-definition-of-art-is-needed/

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